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What Is A Chiropractic Adjustment?

Because of the rise of the Internet and viral videos of chiropractors spreading like wildfire, it can be easy to misunderstand what a chiropractic adjustment actually entails. It’s more than it’s “cracked” up to be!


What is spinal manipulation?


Spinal manipulation, another name for a chiropractic adjustment, is the process by which chiropractors apply controlled pressure to the vertebrae to realign the spine and help relieve discomfort. This can help with headache and neck pain relief, reduced nerve irritability, and improved general wellness.


Is it safe to get a chiropractic adjustment?


Absolutely! When performed by a trained, professional chiropractor, it is completely safe—and recommended—to see a chiropractor for regular adjustments. While it’s easy to assume that the “pop” or “crack” is something to be afraid of, don’t worry—that just means the adjustment is doing what it needs to do! When the opposing surfaces that form the joint get stuck, they suction together in a way that can cause tension or discomfort. As the joint is corrected and the air pockets are disrupted by a chiropractic adjustment, it causes a popping sound. Although it may be noisy, it is sage and a great way to reduce pain in joints and muscles as well improve range of motion.


Does it hurt to get your spine adjusted?


The most common side effect of a chiropractic adjustment is minor soreness either in the muscles or joints. However, this discomfort is temporary and should subside within 24 hours. Most people experience a relieved sensation after receiving an adjustment!


Who should I go to for a chiropractic adjustment?


You should always see a trained chiropractor when getting your spine adjusted.


Visit us at ProActive Health today to “Align Your Spine, Realign Your Life!”


Ready to see a chiropractor, whether for the first time or as someone looking to visit a new chiropractic office? Dr. Doug Patterson at ProActive Health is the top choice in the Michiana area!


In 1993, Dr. Doug Patterson hurt his back and first sought the care of a Chiropractor. It was after this experience that he decided he wanted to help people himself by pursuing chiropractic. He is a 1997 graduate of the Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia and has been in practice now for 20+ years. Since then, Dr. Doug has expanded his field of practice to include functional medicine and science based nutrition. Schedule a visit with Dr. Doug at ProActive Health today!

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